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Westport Mass. A Photo Tour... it's long...

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alanroseman, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Westport, so named because it was the westernmost port in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was first settled in 1670, as a part of the town of Dartmouth by members of the Sisson family. The river, and the land around it, was called "Coaksett" in the original deed; the name now spelled "Acoaxet," lives on in the southwestern community along the western branch of the Westport River. Like many areas, Westport was affected by invading Wampanoags during King Phillip's War. Several small mills were built along the Westport River, and in 1787, the town, along with the town of New Bedford, seceded from Dartmouth.
    There were several cotton mills along the river, the largest of which was at the junction of the river with Lake Noquochoke on the Dartmouth town line. The Macomber turnip traces its ancestry to turnips sowed in Westport shortly after 1876. During the Second World War, a coastal defense installation was raised on Gooseberry Neck. The town is now mostly residential, with a large farming community. Horseneck Beach State Reservation, located to the north and west of Gooseberry Neck, is a popular summer destination for many in the area.

    All images were created using a G1 / 14-45 - GF1 / 20mm / Aperture 3 ? NIK software plugins.

    The Paquachuck Inn


    Rotting Skif


    Dock Shack


    Bouys and Pots


    Baiting. The lobster men use the remains from fillet houses


    Two at the dock.. Nearly ready to put out


    Green Door Detail. contains a self portrait


    Lobsterman repairing his pots..


    Close working hands...


    Dock House


    The Leach Marina.. been there so long the telephone number, on the sign, consists of only 4 digits


    The Wharf House...


    Mariners Memorial


    Organized Chaos. It almost always looks this way prior to putting out


    The Alice T

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  2. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Alan, thank you for posting this wonderful collection of East Coast images. I thoroughly enjoyed them.
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  3. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thanks Bill,

    I'm glad you enjoyed it... I know you enjoy the travel and visit posts..

    Cheers, Alan
  4. DiskMan101

    DiskMan101 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 30, 2011
    Kansas City
    I used to live in New Bedford when I was a kid, I remember the 4 digit numbers... they used them well into the 80's! Love the pics, brings back some memories!
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  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    That would definitely go with the vintage of the 7-Up machine.

    A great set by any standard. I love the colorful, punchy processing.
  6. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Great set, Alan, I really enjoyed these !
    Did you use some HDR pp ?

    C U
  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Old to enough t remember the 4 digit exchange office? Whew you're getting up there....:smile: I'm gland you enjoyed in.


    Thanks, the whole place is as vintage as one can get.
  8. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Raf,

    Thanks for the kind words. No, no HDR in the set...

    Cheers, Alan
  9. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Thanks for the great photos Alan. I've been fortunate to have made a number of trips through Mass. on the way to Bar Harbor. Massachusetts and Maine are two of the most beautiful states in the country. Can't wait to go back.
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  10. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thanks for the kind words Judy... Nice of you to look..

    Cheers, Alan
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